Whether you have specific skills that you want to develop, want to find out about the many different careers available in theatre, or just want to meet people and work in an interesting environment; come join us at Arcola.

Arcola Theatre offers a diverse range of  volunteering opportunities. Due to the high level of interest, we usually offer placements of 3 – 6 months duration and prioritise those who can commit to regular times.

We actively encourage people from all backgrounds to join us – the only prerequisites are to be aged 18+, enthusiastic, friendly, reliable and committed.



Front of House: All positions are currently full. Please check back to our Vacancies page for when positions become available.


Technical: We are looking for hard working individuals who are passionate about theatre, with a love of problem solving and no fears about getting their hands dirty. Work includes assisting the Production Manager and his technical team with fit ups/get ins, set building, equipment maintenance and more. Electrical knowledge and experience of carpentry/woodwork is desirable as would working with power tools and working at heights.

Time commitment: The Technical Department’s hours vary but we usually consider individuals who can be available evenings until late and weekends.

To Apply: Please send an email to technical@arcolatheatre.com with ‘Technical Volunteer‘ in the subject heading.


Arts Administration: Offering support to the Executive Producer with various tasks around the office. This involves script-reading, assisting with theatre hire arrangements and helping with general administrative work.

To Apply: Please send an email to production@arcolatheatre.com with ‘Arts Admin Volunteer‘ in the subject heading.


Arcola Enagement: Supporting the work of our Youth Theatre and Community companies as well as assisting with the day-to-day administration of the department. A valid CRB/DBS check (within 2 years) is preferred.

To Apply: Please send an email to creativelearning@arcolatheatre.com with ‘Arcola Engagement Intern’ in the subject heading.


Energy & Sustainability: Supporting the work of the Arcola Energy team across a range of projects from community involvement and greening theatre to renewable energy research (visit www.arcolaenergy.com for more information).

To Apply: Please send an email to energy@arcolatheatre.com with ‘Energy Intern’ in the subject heading.


Please note: We receive a very high volume of interest and regret that we cannot respond to all  individually.